SFLERP Hosts LR-ER Primer Training

September 26-29, 2017

Alexandria, Virginia

Program and Information

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The Society is sponsoring two intensive training opportunities on Federal Labor and Employee Relations to be held September 26-29, 2017, at a location to be announced in Alexandria, VA. (The exact location will be provided in the email confirmation.)

A Primer: Federal Labor Relations will be held Tuesday, September 26 to Wednesday, September 27, 2017, and includes among other topics: Terms and Roles of Third Parties; Bargaining units and Exclusive Representation; Statutory Rights of the Parties; Representation Rights; Formal discussions and investigations; Grievances and Arbitration. The Faculty for this course includes FMCS Commissioner Rich Giacolone; Howard Friedman, NTEU Chapter 245; and Donald Musacchio, management consultant.

A Primer: Federal Employee Relations will be held Thursday, September 28 to Friday, September 29, 2017, and includes topics such as Annual and sick leave; Leave without pay and AWOL; Dealing with attendance issues; Performance Management; Critical elements and standards; Performance-based actions, and Disciplinary Action. Faculty members are Barbara Haga, Federal HR Services, Inc., and May Silverstein, NTEU.

Training Location

The course(s) will be held in Alexandria, Virginia, at a location within walking distance of the King Street metro station.  Address and other information will be provided with your confirmation email.  The training begins at 8:30AM and ends around 4:00PM each day. The registration desk opens at 8:00AM.


Tuition for SFLERP members is $290 for either the LR or ER course or a special price of $495 for both courses. Tuition for nonmembers is $365 for either course or $635 for both courses. When registering, click on the member or nonmember status and the tuition costs will appear.  Paying by Training authorization, purchase order or voucher incurs an additional $20 processing fee. Nonmembers who join the Society qualify to attend at the member rate.  Join by clicking here first: http://sflerp.org/about-sflerp/join-sflerp/ and pay online for your membership. Then return to this page and register for the course.

Cancellation Policy and Refunds

Full refunds (except for a $50 cancellation fee) will be issued if you cancel your registration in writing by Tuesday, September 12, 2017. No refunds will be issued after that date and purchase orders and other forms will be invoiced. Substitutions are permitted at any time but the member/non-member rate applies.

Topics Covered

A Primer: Federal Labor Relations
September 26-27

  • Background of Federal LR – Purpose and history
  • Bargaining units and Exclusive Representation
  • Statutory Rights of the Parties
  • Representation Rights
  • Formal discussions and investigations
  • Grievances and Arbitration
  • Contract Administration and Unfair Labor Practices Appeals

A Primer: Federal Employee Relations
September 28-29

  • Work Schedules
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Leave without pay and AWOL
  • Dealing with attendance issues
  • Performance Management Critical elements and standards
  • Performance-based actions
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Redress System

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